Marywood vs. Wells
April 18, 2009
The Game Story:
Scranton, PA – Marywood University’s men’s lacrosse team posted the program’s first-ever shutout in a 25-0 win over Wells College in non-conference action Saturday afternoon in Scranton. After starting the season 2-5, the Pacers have now rattled off seven straight victories and will take a 9-4 record into the final week of the regular season.

Marywood would open up a commanding 10-0 lead after an opening quarter in which the Pacers got points from nine different players including a hat-trick by Dustin Sturdevant (Binghamton, NY).

Five different Pacers scored in the second quarter to give Marywood a 15-0 lead heading into halftime before Marywood equaled their first quarter feat with 10 goals in the third stanza.

Marywood, who got points from 18 different players for the game, were led by Anthony Tuscai’s (West Chester, PA) seven-point effort which came on two goals and five assists. Sean Myers (Fallston, MD) contributed four goals while Sturdevant ended the day with five points on three goals and two assists.

The Pacers fired 67 shots towards the Wells net while the Marywood limited the Express to 10 shots and held a 53-31 advantage in groundballs.

Jesse Habich (Broomall, PA) picked up his third win of the year after making just one saves in the first 22 and a half minutes in Marywood’s goal while Eric Luhrmann (Glens Falls, PA) made thee stops in 11 and half minutes of action. Matthew Churchwell (Macomb, MI) and Ben Slechta (Millers, MD) also saw time between the Pacers’ pipes and did not have to make a save as Marywood picked up the rare shutout.

Wells, who fell to 0-8 on the season with the loss, got 15 saves from Kyle Brimm in the first half while David Kaus made 10 second-half stops the Express cage.

Marywood will be on the road for two games next week beginning with Tuesday evening’s 7:00 p.m. face-off against cross-town foe the University of Scranton. The Pacers will then close out the regular season at Cabrini College, currently ranked 16th in the country, in their Colonial States Athletic Conference regular season finale.